Table Grape Production
CATEGORY: Agriculture

Table Grape Production

Course Access: Lifetime
Course Overview


Audio-visual methodology is aimed at supporting and empowering people involved in the field of agriculture to define, promote, and take full ownership of their own development, as learning is a life-long process.

Skills development is a key driver of socio-economic development. Mainstreaming of agricultural development efforts is crucial to ensure congruence and effective deployment of resources.

The South African tale grape industry is over a century old but remains dynamic in the true sense of constant change. It is through the determined efforts of breeders and intellectual property companies, as well as growers and exporters, who are committed to providing their customers with a premium product, that the introduction of new and improved table grape varieties from local and international breeders, keeps the industry at the forefront of technological advancement and internal competitiveness.

Who Should Enrol

All people involved in the field of agriculture.

Course Design

A way to bolster agricultural production is to develop practical agricultural education systems. A powerful way of doing this is through the use of audio-visual modules which is a highly effective and tested methodology to approach, examine, and impart knowledge.

This is a comprehensive series of modules that follow a step-by-step process and can be used in group training or self-study – and are structured according to visual training guidelines. This implies defining most of the terminology used and where necessary, supporting the visual storyline with graphics and animation to enhance the learning process and ensure that sustainable knowledge is gained in the learning process.

These modules are designed to do precisely what they are meant to do – and that is to support skills development. 

Online Video Series Supporting Agri Skills Development and Best Farming Practices.

Course Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • Best plant structures
    • Manipulation Tools
    • Vine Development
    • Winter Pruning
    • Summer Manipulations
    • Girdling
    • Crop control bunch prep
  • Irrigation
    • Basic Principles
    • Operation of the Irrigation System
  • Plant Nutrition
    • Introduction
    • Basic Nutrition Principles
    • Nutrition Deficiencies
  • IPM
    • Introduction
    • Monitoring
    • Pests
  • Diseases
    • Disease Management
    • Virus Diseases
    • Phytoplasmas
    • Bacterial Diseases
    • Fungal Diseases

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this video series, candidates will be able to:

Have a better understanding of some of the important aspects of table grape production including the following:

  • Plant Structures and Vine Development
  • Plant Nutritional Requirements
  • Water and Irrigation Requirements
  • Pests
  • Diseases 

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